None of us expected them to do this well, but even the most pleasant surprises will sour if less pleasant surprises come around. After two straight losses and some of the worst blocking in the NFL, the Dolphins have come back down to earth. Now they welcome Buffalo in a game that they should be able to win against a team with a quarterback who was just promoted from the practice squad last week.
So can Miami beat the 2-4 Bills this weekend? I sure think so. Buffalo is not a very good team other than their running backs, CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson, who are definitely among the best in the NFL. If the Dolphins can stop the run, they can force Bills quarterback Thad Lewis to throw the ball. Lewis had a good game against the Bengals last week, but I don't expect him to be able to keep that up.
It is my hope that Miami can get a run game going. There are only four teams in the NFL who have allowed more rushing yards than the Bills this season. Miami has the talent. It's just a matter of getting the ball to that talent a little more consistently.
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